Troop 868 in Action

Scouting for Food (November, 2001)

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Troop 868 once again participated in the Lincoln Heritage Council's annual Scouting for Food project.  On the first Saturday morning, Scouts walked door to door in their assigned territory distributing infomational flyers to residents describing the project and asking them to place a bag of canned goods or other non-perishable items outside their front door for pickup the following Saturday morning.  The next week, Scouts re-visited these homes to pick up the food donations.  Some Scouts were only able to participate on one of the two weekends, but many others helped both Saturdays.  The troop was also assisted by several Webelos Scouts from Cub Pack 685.  The troop collected just under 1,000 pounds of food that was all delivered to the Community Action Agency in Shepherdsville.   The CAA will distribute the food to families needing assistance or to organizations that operate soup kitchens or homeless shelters in Bullitt County.  Troop 868 extends "thanks" to all the generous citizens of Shepherdsville who supported this worthy project.

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Alex is caught in the shadow of the Troop's bus as he prepares to load a bag of collected food through the back door.
Scouts unpack groceries on the back of the bus in preparation for counting.

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Cub Pack 685 Webelos and other volunteers line up to help unload..
Once counted, Scouts deliver the donated food to the Community Action Agency.
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Workers at the Community Action Agency sort and store the food.
In the parking lot, Scoutmaster Freeman and SPL Dave chat with Cherokee District Executive Cynthia Miles (who is shielding herself from the sun, not our photographer!)